Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Tabish Khan brings you five art exhibitions in London that you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you.

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1. Katy Moran @ Parasol Unit
This remarkably diverse abstract painter takes inspiration from many genres to create paintings that spring to life. The images don’t do it justice and all fans of abstract art should check this out.

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2. David Birkin: Mouths at the Invisible Event @ The Mosaic Rooms
A politically charged exhibition covering important and relevant topics such as the use of drones, surveillance and censorship.

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3. Antoine Rose: Micromegas @ French Art Studio
I love a good aerial photo and the Rose gives a surreal feel to these beach and snowy scenes, but his strongest works are the night shots of New York. Only a few days left of this show, and if you like this work also check out the work of Alex Maclean.

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4. Olha Pryymak – Ukraine diaries @ Krilova Stelfox
This gallery can be a bit tricky to find but it’s worth visiting in the next few days to catch this short run of an exhibition. Pryymak paints small vignettes of her life mixed with news and social media about the conflict in Ukraine. It’s a personal exhibition, but the painting of tweets makes it very relevant to how we digest world news today.

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5. Guler Ates @ Art First
Colourful veiled figures in palatial settings make for stunning images that explore female identity.

About Tabish Khan

Art Critic for both FAD and Londonist. See as many exhibitions as possible and write reviews, opinion pieces and a weekly top 5 for FAD.